Dining Room Closet
The Dining Room closet revealed several interesting details. Among the most significant was the discovery that, unlike every other closet in the house, the shelves in the dining room closet were inset into niches carved into the brick. This was an indication that these shelves were meant to hold a good deal of weight, such as dishes, serving pieces, and silverware that would typically be used in a dining room.
Both closet doors in this room as well as both closet doors in the Drawing Room were removed in the late 1800s and gothic arches were installed, creating niches. In the 1930s restoration, these arches were removed and the doors were replaced.
Dimensions:2'-1" x 4'-11" = 8.63 sq. ft.
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New Shelf Detail